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OpenAIRE organizes a workshop on ‘Impact and Measurement of Open Access’, in collaboration with CRIStin, hosted by HiOA in Oslo - Norway on Tuesday the 14th of February 2017.
This workshop aims to explore how open access can be measured and what tools are developed to monitor the transition to more open research.

The work on international standardisation of statistics and indicators for measuring Open Access is still in its early stages of development. As more funder policies require research output to be publicly available; researchers, research managers and publishers are increasingly interested in the effects Open Access can have on their results. How can researchers determine the effects of their research with more accuracy than just the impact factor of a journal? And how can they demonstrate that their research outputs have reached and influenced their colleagues and society at large?
Policy makers also have a stake in knowing the extent to which their policies are met and what effects the implementation might have. Without indicators for measuring Open Access it is difficult for funders to assess the extent of compliance and to determine what impact their policies have.

One of the aims of the workshop is to bring together a wide variety of stakeholders and provide an overview of initiatives and a forum for discussion. Research performing institutions, funders, publishers, research administrators, infrastructure providers, etc. are all invited to provide input and to create a dialogue.

The programme therefore consists of a number of varied presentations, bringing together speakers with different experiences. After a short welcome and introduction the workshop will start with a first session: Measuring Open Access. The mapping and measuring of Open Access is no easy task but Knowledge Exchange, the Danish Open Access Indicator and Crossref will give an insight in their methods and different viewpoints on the topic. The second session will examine the potential impact of Open Access. ERC and SCOAP3 will talk about the importance of Open Access and the impact on usage statistics. Lightning talks will provide a quick and varied insight into initiatives in different countries. After coffee, we’ll explore how bibliometric can help assess the impact of research on society. A panel discussion will debate about the current conceptual and practical elements of this important topic and attendees will have the opportunity to join the discussion.

Programme and more information

You can find the timetable and more information about the workshop at


The workshop is free of charge and open to all. However, all participants need to register:

Datelove OA1

This will be a one day workshop on Tuesday the 14th of February 2017, from 09.00 CET to 17.00 CET.


Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
Pilestredet 460130
Oslo Norway


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Our next workshop, on the subject of "Legal Issues in Open Data", will be in Barcelona on 4th April to coincide with RDA - stay tuned for more information!